When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), difficulty breathing can affect your daily life. At times, you may experience flare-ups, making your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse.
Pulmonary rehabilitation may help you breathe easier, control symptoms more effectively, and help prevent future flare-ups.1 Talk to your doctor about the benefits of pulmonary rehab.
Pulmonary rehab includes exercise, education and support to help you breathe your best.1 You will work with a team of healthcare professionals who will help you learn to manage your COPD.
Pulmonary rehab helps you breathe better and more easily1 by:
Pulmonary rehab will not reverse the damage to your lungs from COPD.1 But it can help you feel better and may make it easier to do daily activities such as dressing, shopping, walking or spending time with loved ones.
COPD affects different people differently. Only you and your healthcare team can decide on the pulmonary rehabilitation approach that’s right for you.
Talk to your doctor about the benefits of a spirometry test to check your lung health.
If you have COPD, check your healthcare benefits to see if your plan covers pulmonary rehab. Sign in to MyHumana.com to review your plan details.
The MyHealth section on MyHumana can help Humana members manage their health and get the most from their benefits.
Visit MyHealth to view details about types of screenings, get important reminders, and explore available plan benefits, such as exercise classes and health coaching. You’ll also find articles and resources on health topics.
This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor to determine what is right for you.
1. “What Is Pulmonary Rehab for COPD?” WebMD, last accessed August 28, 2017, http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-copd#1 (link opens in new window).
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